Delaware

The Wesleyan Inn Project Before City Board Wednesday For Further Action

10 Apr , 2019  

On Wednesday, the City of Delaware Board of Zoning Appeals will consider an application related to the construction of The Wesleyan Inn at 235 West William Street.

As noted in the variance application, the plan is to renovate and expand a former OWU dormitory into a three story, 43 room inn with 14,407 square feet of interior space. Having had a Conditional Use Permit and Preliminary Development Plan previously approved by City Council, the Final Development Plan is set to be before Council later this month. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Municipal Tax Reminders

9 Apr , 2019  

Tax Day this year falls on a Monday, meaning that this weekend will be a busy time for last-minute filers.

For those required to file forms to the two cities completely within Delaware County, Delaware and Powell, we have some reminders below. More…

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Delaware County

Practice Makes Perfect: Come Try The County’s New Voting Machines

9 Apr , 2019  

This coming Primary Election, May 7, will see a new day for voting in Delaware County.

In specific, it will be the first time that some 1,000 new voting machines will be put to the test. Never fear if you have trepidation about using new technology, however; the Delaware County Board of Elections is holding an Open House this Friday, April 12 from 11 AM to 3 PM at its office located at 2079 US Route 23N to acquaint you with the new system. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Medicaid Pro Bono Legal Services Program Expands Across Ohio, Delaware County

8 Apr , 2019  

Disability Rights Ohio has announced a new partnership with law firm McDonald Hopkins LLC to expand its existing Medicaid Pro Bono Program, which provides legal services to Ohio families and children with disabilities. The program, which started when DRO teamed up with Nationwide Insurance in 2017, will now be able to reach more people struggling to obtain access to adequate healthcare services and medical equipment. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Farmers’ Market Listings Begin

8 Apr , 2019  

As a new feature on 1808Delaware, we will be profiling Delaware County farmers markets over the coming weeks and placing those profiles on a new dedicated Farmers’ Market page.

A link to that site will then be placed on our home page for easy access.

Here is our first farmers market profile for 2019. More…

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Delaware, Ohio Wesleyan University

City, University Create Public Utilities Internship

7 Apr , 2019  

The City of Delaware and Ohio Wesleyan University signed a memorandum of understanding this week creating a permanent OWU student internship within the city’s Department of Public Utilities and formalizing additional opportunities for city-campus collaboration.

The agreement creates one public utilities internship each semester for which the selected Ohio Wesleyan student will receive course credit. More…

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Delaware

Man Arrested In Downtown Delaware Hit-Skip: Updated

7 Apr , 2019  

NOTE: This story has been updated with new information released from the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office (see below):

Delaware Police arrested Devon T. Tosco, 24, of Delaware and charged him with a fourth-degree felony count of failing to stop after a March 16 accident in downtown Delaware. The charges stem from a traffic crash occurring at the intersection of William and Sandusky Streets, where a vehicle struck a pedestrian and fled the scene. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Celebrating The Return Of Martins And Ospreys

7 Apr , 2019  

On one upcoming weekend, Preservation Parks is celebrating spring by welcome two different bird species at two different venues.

On Saturday, April 13, “Amethysts of the Sky” will recognize the return of purple martins to Gallant Farm. As always, the martins will entertain with their aerial acrobatics and delightful songs. They have to be seen and heard to be believed! More…

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Life in Delaware County

Buckeye Blooms On The Way

6 Apr , 2019  

Ohioans will soon be treated to a spectacular display of native spring wildflowers. This year’s season began in late March in Ohio’s southern counties and gradually will move northward as the season comes to an end in the middle of May, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Natural Areas and Preserves.

“Spring is one of the most magical times of year in Ohio,” said ODNR Director Mary Mertz. “Spring welcomes an array of colorful wildflowers, which line trails and hillsides all over the state. Hiking is a great way to get outdoors to see spring wildflowers and reconnect with nature after the chill of the winter months.” More…

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Life in Delaware County

MORPC Awards Projects That Enhance Mobility of Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities

5 Apr , 2019  

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has announced the Award of Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA’s) Section 5310 Program funding to 10 projects in Central Ohio that will enhance the mobility of older adults and individuals with disabilities.

These include three projects in Delaware County. More…

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Twitter

Great Fun, Great Cause

5 Apr , 2019  

Life in Delaware County

Civic Pride On First Friday: Updated

5 Apr , 2019  

NOTE: Updated with more information.

During the April First Friday in downtown Delaware, some civic pride will be on display.

In fact, that’s the theme of the first road closure First Friday of 2019 downtown. On April 5 from 6 PM to 9 PM, walk the street, shop the shops, eat the food, see the sights, and celebrate what it takes to keep Delaware looking good. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Learn About The Lifelong Learning Institute

4 Apr , 2019  

Area residents are invited to go back to school this fall through the new Lifelong Learning Institute at Ohio Wesleyan University. The classes won’t include term papers or tests, but instead will create fun, engaging ways for older adults to continue to learn and grow.

The community is invited to learn more about the Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) during a free “sampler” event from 10 AM to noon May 4 in the Benes Rooms of Ohio Wesleyan’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. More…

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Life in Delaware County, Orange Township

Local Author To Look Back On Mental Health Treatment Over A Century Ago

4 Apr , 2019  

On Tuesday, April 9, the Orange Branch of the Delaware County District Library will be hosting a local author who has conducted research into the history of mental illness and treatment.

Author Mindy McGinnis will be sharing research behind her Edgar Award-winning Gothic historical thriller, “A Madness So Discreet.” More…

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History/Tourism, Powell/Lewis Center

Retiring Police Chief To Speak At Powell Liberty Historical Society

3 Apr , 2019  

Powell Police Chief Gary Vest is retiring after 23 years of service to the Powell Police Department. He will reflect on the past two decades and share highlights during the next Powell Liberty Historical Society program at 7 PM on Monday, April 8 in the Municipal Building Council Chambers, 47 Hall Street. More…

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